St John's vs. Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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St John's vs. Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
St John's 50
(17-16, 5-8 away)
Virginia 68
(23-11, 20-1 home)
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena
11:00AM ET / 8:00AM PT, March 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
St John's 21 29 50
Virginia 32 36 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
St John's P Greene IV 18 C Obekpa 10 S Pointer 4
Virginia J Anderson 18 A Mitchell 9 J Evans 5

On Sunday, Mar. 24, No. 1-seeded Virginia outshot No. 5-seeded St. John's 54.5 percent to 33.9 percent and thumped the Red Storm 68-50 in the second round of the NIT. The Cavaliers were led by Justin Anderson, who put up a season-high 18 points and four assists. Joe Harris got seven points and added five rebounds. For the Red Storm, Phil Greene IV got a team-high 18 points. St. John's wraps up the season with a 17-16 record. In the regular season, they finished 11th in the Big East with an 8-10 conference record. St. John's outplayed No. 4-seeded St. Joseph's (PA) 63-61 in the first round. Virginia (23-11, 11-7 ACC) faces off against No. 3-seeded Iowa (23-12, 9-9 Big Ten) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Mar. 27.

Virginia Game Notes

  • UVA beat the spread by eight points. That makes the 19th time this season the Cavaliers have beaten the spread.
  • The Cavaliers have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 19 or more assists.
  • Virginia has won 86 percent of the time this season (6-1) when its field goal percentage has been 54.5 percent or better.
  • UVA has won every game this season (9-0) when opponents record 50 or fewer total points.
  • UVA has won every game this season (9-0) after holding an opponent to under 33.9 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Virginia has won 76 percent of the time (19-6) when Akil Mitchell has 11 points or more, 90 percent of the time (9-1) when Justin Anderson has four field goals made or more, and 71 percent of the time (10-4) when Joe Harris has five rebounds or more.
  • This is the 21st game at home this season--UVA has a 16.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Justin Anderson and Taylor Barnette) accounted for 45.5 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Akil Mitchell and Joe Harris) accounted for 42.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Justin Anderson has led the team in scoring in four out of 34 games this season.
  • Akil Mitchell has led the team in rebounding in 27 out of 34 games this season.
  • Akil Mitchell has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • Akil Mitchell had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

St. John's Game Notes

  • Phil Greene IV accounted for 36.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chris Obekpa and JaKarr Sampson) accounted for 45.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Phil Greene IV has led the team in scoring five times in 33 games this season.
  • Chris Obekpa has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 33 games this season.
  • Phil Greene IV has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Obekpa recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Chris Obekpa.
  • JaKarr Sampson has eight straight double-digit point games.
SJU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BPhil Greene IV361801000
BJaKarr Sampson271460101
B-S. Pointer31454503
B-Chris Obekpa324100223
B-Jamal Branch15252102
C+Amir Garrett22850103
D-M. Bourgault11010001
-Christian Jones6000000
FDavid Lipscomb15000001
-Jamal White3000000
UVA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Taylor Barnette131322010
AJustin Anderson321824031
AMike Tobey151031010
BJoe Harris33754100
BAkil Mitchell251190105
C+Jontel Evans33445204
CTeven Jones13501001
CEvan Nolte18032101
DPaul Jesperson15010100

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